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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Following feedback from users the Register has been extended and improved. We have made the following changes:

  • users can now look for specific groups of providers, for example those with degree awarding powers, using the new filter function
  • links have been added, to signpost users to further information about specific providers
  • where providers have more than one operating name, these are now listed
  • publicly funded colleges that deliver higher education as a franchise are now included.

We will continue to develop the HEFCE Register, and will work in partnership with users, the sector and other regulators to do so. To provide feedback send comments to

About the HEFCE Register

The HEFCE Register is an online searchable tool showing regulatory information about higher education providers that have particular relationships to Government in England: for example, whether a provider is publicly funded or delivers courses where students (if eligible) are able to apply for financial support. It shows how these providers are regulated and where to find more information about each one.

It sits alongside the Operating Framework for higher education which describes the framework of regulation designed to provide confidence in the overall system of English higher education.